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OPEN SGS MEETINGS FOR ANYONE TO COME AND VISIT
This year is the 50th Anniversary
of the SGS!
WE ARE CELEBRATING ALL FISCAL 'YEAR' LONG
THAT IS...FROM JUNE 2021 TO MAY 2022
NOT A MEMBER? NO WORRIES, COME SEE WHAT
WE DO FOR FREE!
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THIS MONTH WE WILL HEAR FROM:
RON RUGGOW WHO HAS A SPEAKER TOM
ON THE 1950 CENSUS
THIS JUST IN...
Two pieces of news from Delegate meeting
to the Michigan Genealogical Society.
1) Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan (LM) are now fully open. Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat 10-4.
Masks are Required.
(2) At the end of December, Ancestry will no longer be available online through the LIBRARY OF MICHIGAN. Will probably mean it will also not be available through the Wirt Library. Not sure about Newspapers.com and Fold3, which belong to Ancestry.
LAST SGS MEETING IN: FEBRUARY
Bob Szczypka brought us information for Polish Research, but the basics of those searches can be utilized for any nationality or state research. Thank you Bob for all the info!
SGS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS!
Yes, you read it here. And we have answers for you...
TO THE PUBLIC AND ON ZOOM!
Next meeting is on January 11th @ 6:30 pm EST
Not a member? PLEASE REGISTER NOW BELOW
NOTES FOR THE MONTH
March is a month of new beginnings. From the beginning of spring to Daylight Savings, it's a month bursting with change as Mother Nature begins to bloom and show off her colors after a season of chilling out (literally).
As we enter a new season, it's the perfect time to celebrate every single occasion, right?
No matter how big, small, silly, or serious the day is, here's a glance at an excuse to celebrate every single day in March. From St. Patrick's Day celebrations to a whole day dedicated to Barbie, there's surely a day that'll suit
MICHIGAN GENEALOGICAL COUNCIL
SQUARE IS NOW READY!
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Pay your membership or donate online in just a few clicks. SQUARE is EASY, SAFE and NO HASSLE!
THE SAGINAW FHC IS OPEN!
WED 6:30 - 8:30 PM
SAT 10:00 - 2:00 PM
PLEASE WEAR A MASK
*FOR SPECIFIC HELP*
Please reserve a time, call the FHC Director at:
1-989-295-8605 ASK FOR KAREN
Misplaced your last issue of the Timbertown Log?
Not a member, and curious to see?
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MORE INTERESTING STUFF
NOW OPEN AND RARIN' TO GO!
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A PLACE TO ASK QUESTIONS
AND HERE'S HOW IT WORKS....
By providing a free guide that shows you exactly how
we traced one branch of our family back to the 1780's.
The guide shows you how to find billions of free -birth,
death- marriage and census records.
CELEBRATE YOUR ANCESTORS
Find tips, inspiration and over 100 sympathy card messages and examples to get ideas for writing your own heartfelt condolence note.
A closer look at ORAL HISTORIES...Oral histories are a valuable genealogical resource. They give a unique perspective that only one person on the face of the earth could ever give, which is that of the person giving the history. They are historical treasures for so many reasons. This is what you need to know about the value of oral histories, where to find them, and how to do them yourself with your own relatives. Click below to learn more.
MICHIGAN LIBRARY CARDS
Are you a Michigan library card holder?
GET READY FOR SUMMER!
Did you know that you can now access hundreds of
Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, recreation areas and
camp grounds for either FREE or discounted admission?
You can even use it to visit any of the SEVEN NATIONAL PARK venues in THIS state of MICHIGAN!
CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFO
SAGINAW PUBLIC LIBRARIES
FOOD AND FAMILY HISTORY
FOOD...it binds us together as a family, with memories of those who came before and cooked for all of us.
Need a new look at an old recipe.. give these a try!
RECIPES FOR máirseáil
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day all day long with this list of 25 Irish-themed recipes.
I’d suggest shamrock pancakes for breakfast, Irish nachos for lunch, and beef and cabbage sliders for dinner. If you’ve still got room after that, how about some Irish fruit salad, or potato candy (yes, that’s a thing). If you don’t know your coddle from your colcannon, read on. There’s lots to learn and devour in these inventive, intriguing, and very Irish recipes.
How to find IRISH ancestors for free?
@ the National Archives of Ireland!
The National Archives of Ireland is one of the key websites for tracing Irish ancestry. It offers free access to the surviving census fragments from 1901/1911, as well as substitute sources. You can search raw census data, then view PDF copies of the original documents.
Click Irish Research below
A BBC HISTORY OF IRELAND
There is a difference between the history of Ireland and that of Irish history. One is an ancient story going back to prehistory. The second is a modern history of the sons and daughters of Ireland many who moved away during the 1800s. I see how those stories separate. Today's Ireland is distant from its children living in Australia, Canada, South America, and the United States. Now a people apart searching for memories and a new story to tell their children. This documentary is presented by BBC. Click below to watch.
THIS JUST IN....
WHAT'S IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES?
GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR SEARCH
Q: Can I start my family history research by typing a name in the search box?
A: SORRY. Our search box will NOT help you find information on a specific person. However, we have many tools and resources that can lead you to information about our holdings. Many of our records have been digitized and are made available by our Digitization Partners.
SO WHAT IS REALLY HERE?
The NARA is a GIGANTIC INFORMATION CENTER. Where you can search anything about MILITARY groups, CENSUS info, IMMIGRATION and NATURALIZATION records. Check out the video below. I LEARNED ALOT.
(click below to download to your PC, or open directly from the link at the bottom of your PC)
MILITARY HISTORY & NEWS
History of the U.S. Military
The United States wasn’t always a military superpower. Many wars and battles shaped the military we know today. From the Continental Army led by George Washington to today’s military and the War on Terror, learn about the two centuries of military history that made the United States Armed Forces what it is today. CHECK IT OUT
FIND THIS AT ANCESTRY.COM
MARCH MILITARY CELEBRATIONS
National Invest In Veterans Week (March 1-7)
Navy Reserve Birthday March 3
Hug a GI Day March 4
Seabee Birthday March 5
K 9 Veterans Day March 13
American Legion Birthday March 15
St. Patrick’s Day March 17 ( SORRY NOT MILITARY)
Rosie The Riveter Day March 21
Medal of Honor Day March 25
National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29
30 Crazy Facts about the U.S. Army
FROM ENORMOUS ROBOTS TO ANTIQUE SUBMARINES, THE ARMY'S DONE IT ALL.
The Army is one of the oldest and longest lasting institutions in America. It's been around for 243 years, and with the United States spending more on the military than the next eight highest-spending countries combined, it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
THE BOOK NOOK